To them, God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Colossians 1:27 (NRSV)
Christ in us? Yes, when we seek Jesus and ask Him to forgive us of our sins, we also ask Him into our hearts. Some sects have believed that God created the world and then sat back to see what man would do with it. However, God, through Jesus, lives in each believer who surrenders his or her heart to Him.
Hope of Glory? Yes, just realizing that Jesus is in me has, more than once, given me hope when I have faced trying circumstances. This hope has given me the courage to proceed on toward a goal or the ability to stay the course and wait for the resultant ending of God’s planning. (I must say that I did not always realize why I ‘stayed the course’, not giving up in certain situations.)
Due to our humanity, we might not always, at that time, recognize the hope God gives us. However, when we reflect on those difficult, issue-laden times, we begin to see that God was with us.
Lord God: Please help us to remember that You are in us and that you give us hope when the world gives us harm. Help us to communicate Your hope to those who are facing life-changing issues. Allow us to truly present Your presence in our lives at all times in order that those around us may see You and Your hope in us.